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ISBDC Schedules Office Hours in Miami County

In partnership with the City of Peru, the Miami County Chamber of Commerce, and the Miami County Economic Development Authority, the Hoosier Heartland Indiana Small Business Development Center will have a representative in Miami County monthly for walk-in or scheduled appointments.  Starting Thursday July 14, an ISBDC representative will be available the second Thursday of the month from 12 pm to 4 pm at the Miami County Chamber of Commerce office, located at 13 E. Main Street, Peru.    Anyone interested in scheduling a free appointment for the second Thursday may do so by calling Ruth Johnston at the Hoosier Heartland ISBDC office at 765-454-7922.

Hoosier Heartland ISBDC is part of the 10 region Indiana Small Business Development Center and serves a 12 county area, including Miami County.   ISBDC offers entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources for little to no cost. Services provided include consulting, strategic planning, market research, loan assistance and more. Anyone interested in starting a business or current business owners looking for assistance with growth or sustainability issues may call to schedule an appointment at ISBDC’s Kokomo office, Lafayette office, or the second Thursday in Peru.  By request, an ISBDC representative will meet at other times of the month with entrepreneurs at their places of business or other locations.    For more information, call the Hoosier Heartland ISBDC at 765-454-7922.

Wine/Hard Cider Sampling at McClure’s

January to December @ McClure’s Orchard in Peru

Apple Blossom Festival in April/Fall Harvest in October

Wine and Hard Cider sampling available, petting zoo, gift shop, Christmas Room

Contact:  Jerry McClure at 765-985-9000


Miami County Speedway

April to October @ Miami County fairgrounds in Peru

Micro Sprint Racing

Contact:  Norm and Julie Bailey at 765-475-9705


Grissom Air Museum

Annual Open House 

First Saturday in April

FREE Admission Day and Community Event

Meal Served at Noon

Bunker Hill Dragstrip

April to October @ Bunker Hill Dragstrip in Bunker Hill

Drag Racing

Contact:  765-689-8248



Downtown Farmer’s Market

May to September @ Old Firehouse at corner of Main and North Miami Street

Herb, organic produce and plants, honey, goat soap, baked goods and local crafts

Contact:  Bob Radel at 765-469-5222

farmers market flyer


Grissom Air Museum

Grissom Air Museum is open weekends, Fridays-Saturdays-Sundays, from March thru November. Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00-4:00 and Sundays from 12:00-5:00.

The museum is open everyday from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Mondays thru Saturdays from 10:00-4:00, and Sundays from 12:00-5:00.

Tours can be scheduled by contacting (765) 689-8011. Guides/docents will be provided if the tour is scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance.



Armed Forces Day

Grissom Air Museum

Third Saturday in May

All Military FREE Admission

Meal Served at Noon



Warbird Golf Classic

Last Wednesday in May @ Rock Hollow Golf Club

*Call for more information.Contact: 574-398-1451

Miami County Memorial Day Celebration

Peru Courthouse – outside

11 am – Guest Speakers

Contact:  765-472-3901

Grissom Air Museum Memorial Day

Open from 10:00-4:00

Meal Served at 6:00 PM

*Please call for your meal reservation.

Relay For Life

Last weekend in May or June

Peru River Walkway

Grissom Air Museum Work Days

 First Weekend in June

Group Projects: Aircraft Washes, Yard Work, Painting, Etc.Donuts & Coffee and Lunch Provided

Contact: 574-398-1451

Circus City Metric Century Bicycle Ride

1st weekend in June

Ride distances 17, 32, 50, 65 – From Peru to Cassville

Contact:  Steve Wagner @ 765-472-1289


Cole Porter Festival

1st weekend in June

Downtown Peru

Music, Theatre, Tours, Food, Car Show

Contact: 765-473-9183

Cole Porter Festival Flyer



Grissom Air Museum Cole Porters Days

Second Weekend in June

$2 off Admission with Ticket

Converse Fair

1st or 2nd Weekend in June

Harness Racing, Entertainment, Food, Truck Pull, Lawn Mower Race

Contact: 765-395-3256


GUS Fly In

At Montgomery Aviation-Peru

3rd Saturday in June

Pancake Breakfast 8:00 – 11:00

*Transports available to and from the airport

Contact: 574-398-1451



Miami County 4H Fair

3rd or 4th Week in June @ Miami County Fairgrounds, Peru

Exhibits, Food, Entertainment, Tractor Show

Contact: 765-472-1921

2016 Fair Schedule


Father’s Day at the Grissom Air Museum

Third Sunday in June

All Dads FREE Admission

Bunker Hill Festival

4th Weekend in June in Downtown Bunker Hill

Food, Music, Booths


July 4th Celebration

Maconaquah Park in Peru

Kid’s games, food, music and fireworks at dusk

Contact: 765-472-2400



Mexico Community Garage Sales

1st Saturday in July in Mexico

Games, food, community garage sales

Contact: Lester Walten at 765-985-2628

Circus City Festival

July 11th – 18th, 2015

3rd Full Week in July

Downtown Peru

Ten performances of the finest youth circus in an air-conditioned, three-ring arena, Parade, Rides, Food


Contact:  765-4723918

Circus Week at the Grissom Air Museum

Third Week in July

$2 off Admission with Ticket

E.W.C.C. Woodcarving Festival

3rd Weekend in July @ Borderman Gym in Converse

Wood carvers Demonstrations


Contact:  765-395-3943

International Circus Hall of Fame

3rd full week in July @ State Road 124 in Peru

Professional circus, Big Top entertainment, Performing circus animals,

elephant rides, museum full of circus memorabilia


Contact:  800-771-0241


Sports Car Club of America

1st Weekend in August @ Grissom Aeroplex in Peru

Club Racing

Contact:  800-770-2055


Converse Town Rummage & Garage Sales

1st Weekend in August in Converse

Contact:  765-395-3448

Warbird Cruise In (car show)

First Saturday in August

Classics are on displayed in the Air Park

Registration from 8:00-11:00 AM

Contact: 574-398-1451


Hoosier AMC Car Show

Second Saturday in August

Museum’s Air Park

Registration from 9:00-12:00

Denver Days Festival

Thurs-Sun 2nd Weekend in August in Downtown Denver

Parade, Food, Car Show, Entertainment

Contact:  765-985-2341


Hoosier Heritage Festival

 Last weekend in July @ Miami County Fairgrounds in Peru

An interactive event celebrating our Agricultural heritage with antique

tractors, engines and equipment.

Contact:  765-438-3835


Grissom Air Museum Work Days

Labor Day Weekend

Group Projects:Aircraft Washes, Yard Work, Painting, Etc.Donuts & Coffee and Lunch Provided

Contact: 574-398-1451


Mississinewa Triathlon

2nd Weekend in September @ Mississinewa Park in Peru

Swim, Bike, Run Triathlon

Contact:  Larry Brown at 765-473-6528


Patriots Day at the Grissom Air Museum

Second Sunday in September

FREE Admission to All First Responders

Amboy Fall Fest

3rd Weekend in September in Downtown Amboy

Games, Face Painting, Bake Sale, Car Show, Parade, Karaoke

Contact:  765-395-7242

Macy Fall Fest

3rd Weekend in September in Downtown Macy

Yard Sales, Games, Food and Bands

Contact:  574-835-6708


Cole Porter Classic

5K, 15K, and a 5K Walk

1st Weekend in October

Start at Circus City Building, run along Nickel Plate Trail

Contact: Jim Yates at 765-469-5066



1st Weekend in October @ Riverwalk in Peru

Entertainment, Chili Cook-off, Beer/Wine Tent, Food, Kid’s Activities

Contact:  765-472-1923

Harvest Fest Registration 2016


Halloween at the Grissom Air Museum

Last Saturday in October

FREE Admission to any child under 12 with costume

Veterans Weekend at the Grissom Air Museum

Second weekend in November

FREE Admission to All Military Veterans

Richard Quigley Jazz Festival

2nd Full Weekend in November @ Peru High School Auditorium

Swing Choir, Vocalists, Big Band, Jazz Band, Jam Session

Contact:  Tom Gustin at 765-469-0905


Downtown Christmas Open House

2nd or 3rd Wednesday in November in Downtown Peru

Parade, Shopping, Prizes, Food, Entertainment, Santa House

Contact:  765-472-1923


Thanksgiving Weekend at the Grissom Air Museum

Sale on All Gift Shop Items!

Christmas in Converse

1st Thursday in December, Converse at Jefferson Street, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Converse Business Alliance – Find us on Facebook

Contact:  Lindsay Baker at 765-517-1902